After not attending the game yesterday due to the icy situation, I watched the game on a stream that was all over the place with Geoff and a buddy. So I’m probably not in the best situation to tell you how amazing we were.
What I could garner from the 15 frames a minute was that we took the lead as always. Samir Nasri scored a superb solo goal after picking up a Arshavin through ball, he cut back twice and roofed his shot in WBA fashion to put us ahead.
As usual, we conceded in Charlie Chaplin fashion. From what I saw, Koscielny head butted Squillaci, Song slid into the situation, they all missed the ball allowing Fulham to slip a hopelessly simple ball through the lot of them which gave Camara the simplest of finishes.
Our game fell to pieces for a while. We all wondered if we had it in us to level it push on. Turns out we did, Robin Van Persie picked up the ball on the edge of the area, instead of rifling it he laid it off to Super Nasri who took the ball past one Fulham man, took it past the keeper, took it five yards past left post, pirouetted the wrong way and slipped the ball back across goal and buried it in spectacular fashion! An incredible winner worthy of Lionel Messi like hyperbole!
The Frenchman stole the show, Chelsea collapsed against Everton, Spurs dropped two points against the Brum and Arsenal took the advantage and heroically went top of the league!
Don’t worry about Fabianski flapping needlessly for another cross that could have cost us. Don’t worry about the performance being colder than a bag of north London slush. Forget that we panicked for 60 minutes and entertained Fulham when we shouldn’t have.
We’re top of the league, we’ve got more points than anyone else and we have time to work on our glaring problems. Some how, we’re doing better than everyone else… so let’s marvel and gloat about that because it could all change by next week!
I still think we could win the league, we just need to address a few issues like communication, keeping and defending as a team. The sooner we get Vermalen back, the better. The sooner we can figure out how to integrate Robin Van Persie the better. The sooner Cesc comes back… well, it wouldn’t be for the better because we looked more creative than we have in while without him.
Have a great day Grovers and gloat like we’d just won the Champions League of the Universe!
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